Use Your Wizard Brain

Posted On: December 1, 2020

Let's check your skills so far!

Watch a short clip from the movie "Inside Out." During the clip, you will be prompted to identify some important elements of the video!

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Crab Mentality: A Teaching Example for BrainWise

As counselors, educators, and health providers, we see how youth with promise can be derailed by subtle and not-so-subtle pressure from their Constellation of Support.  Family members and friends normally considered to be “double lines” can become broken lines when they are threatened by an individual’s success. Fueled by fears of change, loss, or jealousy, […]

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Exit Your Emotions Elevator Using Positive Self-Talk

We have learned how BrainWise CPR and the 10 Wise Ways are first response skills   to prevent and manage problems. Each of us finds our  own ways to use these skills to exit the Emotion Elevator. With practice,  we simultaneously use different Wise Ways to successfully handle problems. We use BrainWise ourselves and teach its […]

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Stop and Think about Children’s Emotional Needs

“What Shall We Do About the Children After the Pandemic?” asks Teresa Thayer Snyder, Ph.D, retired superintendent of the Voorheesville district in upstate New York. She responds with an essay, posted on her blog[1], that emphasizes the importance of taking the child’s point of view.[2] She recognizes that teachers are under pressure to make up for […]

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